All NJ Academic Awards

Each year, the Council honors New Jersey’s top community college students and their families during the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Day Celebration.

PTK Day is a day of celebration and recognition by our state legislators, college presidents and faculty advisors.

The event, held in Trenton, officially recognizes the members of the New Jersey All-State Academic Team, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, and the New Jersey Education Association.

Each year as part of this annual event, community college presidents raise nearly $1 million in scholarships from New Jersey’s senior institutions. These scholarships go to deserving community college students pursuing their bachelor’s degrees in New Jersey.

PTK Day is usually held on the first Thursday of May.

The 2015 All-New Jersey Academic Team members are:

CollegeTeam Member(s)
Atlantic Cape Community CollegeThomas Branin, Nathan Ein
Bergen Community College Rhonda Richardsen, Jonathan Silva
Brookdale Community College Brian Nowak, Nicholas Sakowski
Burlington County College Michael Ippoliti, Brittany Trembula
Camden County College Rana Elmekadem, Crystal Pagan-Perez
Cumberland County College Chelsea Charlesworth, William Pelosi
Essex County College Ioulia Furman, Brian Higgins
Hudson County Community College Corinna Schlinck, Franco De la Torre
Mercer County Community College Mike Chica, Lauren Stout
Middlesex County CollegeLaishah Holloman
County College of MorrisRenata Mauriz, Angelique Onorati
Ocean County College Kayla Burciar, Alexis Corbett
Passaic County Community College Nelton Barrett, Tina Rose Calafiore
Raritan Valley Community CollegeTamer Shabani, Kaitlyn Weiler
Rowan College at Gloucester CountyOlivia Pagan, Rachael Whitman
Salem Community College Caleb Kite, Aaron Yangello
Sussex County Community College Kimberly Jones, Perry Langbein
Union County College Joshua Gomez, Elif Yildiz
Warren County Community College Olga Brenich, Penelope Griffin